As a Canadian registered air carrier, WestJet is required by several countries to spray insecticide in the flight deck and guest cabin prior to traveling to those countries. This is a preventative measure against the importation of foreign insects that may carry disease or damage crops.
WestJet uses Permethrin #216, an insecticide approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) for application onboard commercial aircraft. According to the WHO, short-term exposure when spraying this insecticide has not been found to cause any adverse health effects.
What Routes will you be spraying on this year?
Trinidad and Tobago
What is the Product used?
Method for each type of aircraft: (a) Residual; (b) Top of descent; (c) Blocks away
Time of year when disinfection is conducted?
How are passenger complaints handled on board the aircraft and received by WestJet?
On board by operating crew and/or directed to the WestJet Guest Relations Department
Who handles questions from the public regarding this subject?
WestJet Reservations and General Inquiries
Call our Guest Relations Department to speak with a friendly WestJetter.
Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours year round
Guest Relations Department
Toll Free: 1-888-213-9642 Canada and US
What kind of information is provided to the passengers?
Product used, how and when it is used - Information is housed on WJ's web site
When are passengers notified of procedure that disinsection will take place onboard their flight?
No formal inflight announcement - No Announcement is made as WestJet sprays before passenger board the aircraft.